Board of Directors
Here are the Viscopy Board of Directors.
Tim Denny FCPA, BBus (Acc/Fin) – Chair
Tim Denny has worked in the field of copyright for more than 20 years, specialising in the intellectual property held in musical works. Tim is currently the Chief Financial Officer of APRA AMCOS and in addition, manages the accounting function of the Australian Music Centre.
Marcus Clark is a commercial solicitor and a partner of Johnson Winter & Slattery. He is admitted to practise law in Queensland, New York, and New South Wales where he is also a notary public. Marcus represented Viscopy in the negotiation of its service agreement with Copyright Agency. Now based in Sydney, Marcus has lived and practised law in Bangkok, Hong Kong, New York and Singapore. He is an author of Foreign Investment in Australia (Thomson Reuters).
Kath Fries is a Sydney based artist, working primarily in temporal site-sensitive installations, which she exhibits in national sculpture festivals and Artist-Run-Initiatives. Kath graduated with a BFA Honours from UNSW College of Fine Arts and was recently awarded a post-graduate MVA from Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. Alongside her active art practice Kath has also been employed in Sydney and London by a range of visual art organisations and galleries, currently she is working in visual arts education. Kath is a member of Viscopy and has been active in the establishment of the John Fries Memorial Prize for Emerging Artists.
Matthew Sleeth is an Australian artist who lives and works between Melbourne and New York. His multidisciplinary practice is conceptually driven across a range of media including sculpture, photography, video and public installation. Recent exhibitions include his sculptural installation The Rise and Fall of Western Civilization at the Claire Oliver Gallery and Negotiating This World at the National Gallery of Victoria. In 2008 his Pattern Recognition project was installed across billboards, screens, public spaces and galleries as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival. Matthew’s work is held in galleries both nationally and internationally as well as various private collections.
Mandy Martin is a practicising artist with an international reputation for painting landscapes with socio-political commentary around human condition and its relationship to the natural world. Her works have dealt with a range of themes including mining, climate change and industrialisation. Martin has held numerous exhibitions in Australia, Mexico and the USA, France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan and Italy. Her works are in many public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the National Gallery of Victoria, The Art Gallery of South Australia and other state collections and regional galleries. Martin was a lecturer at the School of Art, Australian National University between 1978 – 2003 and then a fellow there between 2003-06. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University Canberra.
Cass Matthews is a lawyer specialising in arts and media, currently employed as Senior Legal counsel at Google New York. Previously, she represented Australian and international media, arts and technology organisations and worked with contemporary art projects in Australia, Japan and the US.
Leesa Watego is the Director of Iscariot Media, a Brisbane-based creative studio specialising in Indigenous, creative and online projects. She has worked as an academic at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University in Indigenous Art and Protocols with a particular focus on Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property. She continues to teach in the areas of Creative Industries and Education. Since 2009 Leesa has worked in the digital space creating Deadly Bloggers, the first directory of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander bloggers. Leesa has an Associate Diploma of Arts (Theatre Administration) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Public Policy) from Griffith University. She is a Director of the South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce.
Joyce Parszos, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has worked as a communications and marketing professional for more than 25 years. She was previously part of the University of Sydney Power Gallery team, which led to the establishment of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and is currently a director on a number of not-for-profit boards. She is elected to the Viscopy board as a representative from NAVA.